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Norma Croker-Fleming

Full name: Norma Wilson Croker-Fleming
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: September 11, 1934 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Norma Croker’s (later Fleming) athletics career lasted only a few years. Educated at the Brisbane State High School, she had little formal sprint training. Despite that, Croker, who worked as a teacher in Nindooinbah school near Beaudesert, Queensland, qualified for the Australian 1956 Olympic team by finishing third in the 220 yds and fourth in the 100 yds at the 1956 Australian Championships. At the Olympics, Croker finished fourth in the 200 and then ran the second leg on the 4x100 relay team that won a gold medal and set two world records, clocking 44.9 in the heats and 44.5 in the final.

After the Olympics, Croker got married and gave birth to the first of her four children, but returned to athletics in 1960. Now as Mrs. Fleming, Croker was second in the long jump, third in 220 yds, and sixth in the 100 yds at the Australian Championships, as she was selected to her second Olympics team. At Roma, Croker was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 200 metres, finished 15th in the long jump, and was a member of the Australian 4x100 m relay team that was disqualified in their first round heat.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.6 (1956); 200 – 23.5 (1956); LJ – 6.06 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Women's 200 metres Australia AUS 4
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Australia AUS 1 Gold WR
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Women's 200 metres Australia AUS 4 h1 r2/3
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Australia AUS AC h2 r1/2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Women's Long Jump Australia AUS 15

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Australia Final 4 24.0 24.22 3
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 24.3 24.41
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Australia Round One Heat Three 2 QU 24.9 25.10
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 4 24.3 24.44
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Round One Heat Three 2 QU 24.2 24.35

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Australia AUS Final 1 WR 44.5 44.65 3
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Australia AUS Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 44.9 45.00
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia AUS Round One Heat Two AC DQ [47.5] [47.59]

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Final Round 15 5.82
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Final Round Round One 11T 5.82
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Final Round Round Two 14 5.64 5.82
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Final Round Round Three 15 5.75 5.82
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Qualifying Round 18T QU 5.80 NM
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Round One 11T 5.80
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Round Two 17T pass 5.80 NM
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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